iPad Mini Review - Part 1

Here at Perfect Fit Technologies, we know you have lots of options when it comes to purchasing tablets.  We’re reviewing the iPad mini today to help with your shopping decisions.  Don’t forget, if you end up purchasing an iPad mini, we offer a variety of products to preserve your iPad mini’s value and keep it safe from bumps and scratches.  These include the Anti-Glare iPad Mini Screen Shield with Perfect Fit Applicator and the Ultra Clear iPad Mini Screen Shield with Perfect Fit Applicator. If you’re on the fence about which screen shield is right for you, check out our previous post, Ultra Clear vs. Anti-Glare Screen Protector Screen Shield for more information.

Apple revolutionized the modern tablet market with the introduction of the first generation iPad on April 3, 2010.  It impressed consumers with an impressive user interface with touch screen technology and a virtual keyboard rather than a real one.  The iPad was re-released a number of times throughout the years and fans were left wondering if a new tablet would ever hit the market.  On September 12, 2012, Apple released the brand new iPad Mini with the slogan, “Every Inch an iPad.” Overall, the iPad mini has done tremendously well with consumers. 

 Here’s our review of the iPad mini:

iPad Mini Price

The brand new iPad mini comes in at a wallet-friendly $329.00 for a 16GB Wi-Fi only model.  It is more expensive, however, than the Google Nexus 7 and the Kindle Fire HD which you can get for $200 in the 16GB versions. Pricing When Reviewed 12/20/2012:

  • 16GB Wi-Fi iPad Mini: $329.00
  • 32GB Wi-Fi iPad Mini: $429.00
  • 64GB Wi-Fi iPad Mini: $529.00
  • 16GB Wi-Fi + Cellular iPad Mini: $459.00
  • 32GB Wi-Fi + Cellular iPad Mini: $559.00
  • 64GB Wi-Fi + Cellular iPad Mini: $659.00

iPad Mini Supplier: Apple US

iPad Mini Display

It’s the battle of the screens when it comes to tablet superiority.  The iPad mini has a 7.9 inch screen and a resolution 1024 x 768 pixels.  The Nexus 7 and the Kindle Fire HD sport 7 inch displays with a 1280 x 800 pixel resolution.  The iPad mini has more of a square screen while the competing Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire HD are widescreen. Overall, the iPad mini’s screen is more reflective than its competitors but it remains readable most of the time.  Also, the iPad mini doesn’t sport a Retina display like the iPad. Don’t forget to check out our iPad mini screen shields if you’re the proud owner of an iPad mini!

iPad Mini Design

The iPad mini is beautifully designed as most Apple products are.  The screen is larger at 7.9 inches and it’s completely different than the Nexus & or the Kindle Fire HD. The iPad Mini comes in the same colors as the iPhone 5 in either black and slate or white and silver.  Even though it’s more than twice the weight of the iPhone 5, the iPad mini is still very lightweight when it comes to competing products. Overall, these colors and specifications definitely contribute to a classier tablet.  

Part 1 Verdict: Even though the iPad mini doesn’t sport a Retina display like its iPad counterpart, it’s a brilliant, compact tablet with definite wow factor.

Stay tuned for Part Two of our iPad Mini review where we’ll look at the interface, performance, apps and much more.  Do you have any information to share about your iPad mini? Please feel free to do so in the comments below. 

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